Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

Journal of a journey through life, true love and lessons learned along the way.

“There’s no hierarchy of pain. Suffering should not be ranked, because pain is not a contest. …by diminishing my problems, I was judging myself and everyone else whose problems I had placed lower down on the hierarchy of pain. You can’t get through your pain by diminishing it.” Lori Gottlieb “Maybe You Should Talk to …

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I watched a TED Talk featuring Nigel Marsh on “How to make work-life balance work” and thought it was worth sharing as it inspired so many of my own thoughts and opinions on the topic. Never has there been a time in our world where work and life have collided as millions of us are …

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Day 17 prompt: How has your normal changed or are you living the life you experienced as a child? Re-creation or Recreation? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Tara Westover said, “There is a way you experience life as a child, and …

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Day 16 prompt: What is your level-set? Why? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Admittedly I do not like the way I originally wrote the prompt so I am revising as I rewrite it below. 🙂 Everyone’s normal is predicated on their …

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Day 11 prompt: How many variations of normal do you have in your life? For example today you may be happy or sad or ill – are they all “normal”? My answer: Interesting topic as it may be it about what is YOUR normal and my normal is obsession over diet and exercise and anxiety …

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Day 7 prompt: Is your normal the same as someone else’s? Why? How do you separate the expectation? How does someone else’s normal inspire, intimidate or disappoint you? My answer: I like this prompt as much of what makes something normal is that it is what everyone else has, does or is. The very act …

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I am guilty as charged. I cannot look at ANY situation where I am not immediately figuring out a solution. Before asked, as the situation is unfolding or being described, I am solving. Is it a control “thing” is it “servant leadership” or is it a need to be needed? I tend to think it’s …

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Yesterday I explored the idea of Independence in the patriotic sense and the human condition.  The “human condition” is defined as: “the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality” – Wikipedia As I concluded I came to realize that in all of my …

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